Rahul Dravid in Hall of Fame

India's Rahul Dravid addresses the media during a press conference at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, on July 19, 2011. England are due to play India in the first test match of the series starting on July 21. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

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London: Former captains Rahul Dravid of India and Ricky Ponting of Australia and retired England women's wicketkeeper Claire Taylor were inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Dravid is only the fifth player from India to be inducted while Ponting is the 25th Australian. Taylor is the seventh woman to join and the third female player from England.

Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev were inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009, while Anil Kumble was included in 2015.

Dravid, Ponting and Taylor were chosen by former inductees and members of the media.

Dravid said, "to find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career."

Ponting, who scored more than 13,000 runs in both Tests and one-day internationals, said, "I loved every moment of my journey as a player and am so very proud of the team and personal achievements along the way."

Taylor said it was a great honor to be inducted "alongside some of the greatest names of the men's and women's game from across the world and throughout the generations, players who I looked up to during my playing career and hold in great esteem."

Taylor scored 1,030 runs in 15 Tests, 4,101 runs in 126 ODIs and 615 runs in 21 Twenty20 internationals.


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